Wednesday, 11 March 2015

TAKEDOWN FESTIVAL: THE INTERVIEWS



The One Hundred. One of those bands that are getting people a really excited in this jaded industry. Despite the fact they lack a label and therefore money, they are creating a huge level of buzz and securing some impressive support and festival slots. I spoke to the guys about touring with childhood heroes Papa Roach, Download Festival and having to play alongside very different musical acts (including Chrissie Hynde). 


Mallory Knox had only come back from America and their tour with Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce The Veil and Pvris the day before, so were struggling to function on a human level ahead of their headline slot at Takedown Festival. Despite their yearning for bed we had a typically fun catch up. I wanted to find out about how they coped with homesickness, their views on U.S Nandos, and their plans for the rest of the year. 


Due to the flamboyant nature of shows and style choices Fearless Vampire Killers have joined the ranks of BVB as a band labelled as ‘polarising’. I wanted to ask them about UK bands and unwillingness to join them on tour, and discuss why the US might be the place for them to flourish. 
I also wanted to find out more about their social media site Obsidian Bond. 


It is no exaggeration to say that my Twitter feed is being hogged by Moose Blood of late. Music fans and critics aren’t simply saying they’re good, they are hailing the band the next big thing. No pressure guys. I was half expecting to meet some big headed guys looking pretty chuffed and over confident, considering all the positive hyperbole being directed their way. However they were the most humble and grateful gents I’ve met in a while. I spoke to them about the aforementioned hype, giving up their day jobs, and playing Brixton Academy. 



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